FreeBSD Guest Notes
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Setting up a FreeBSD Guest on PVE.
- Note: This has been tested with FreeBSD 10.3 RELEASE (and patch levels). Some steps have been removed as they have been deprecated in newer FreeBSD versions.
- Download the FreeBSD 10.3-RELEASE-amd64 DVD ISO (from here) and transfer it to your VM server.
- Create a new VM:
- CPU: dual-socket and/or dual-core
- RAM: 2GB (minimum)
- Network: Virtio
- Disk: 32GB (or higher), virtio, qcow2
- Add FreeBSD 10.3-RELEASE-amd64 DVD ISO as an optical drive.
- Power on the VM.
- It should boot to the FreeBSD 10.3-RELEASE-amd64 DVD ISO.
- System Components: Disable optional (games, etc).
- Disks: Auto (ZFS) Guided Root-on-ZFS, stripe virtual device, choose vtbd0 VirtIO Block Device.
- Network: Use ipv4 only (unless you also use ipv6).
- Services: Add ntpd.
- This should leave you with FreeBSD 10.3-RELEASE installed on the primary drive.
- Shut down the VM after installation.
- Remove the ISO from the VM's optical drive (set to empty).
- Verify the VM's boot order is set to the primary hard disk first.
- Power on the VM and log in.
- Set the time:
ntpdate -s pool.ntp.org
- Update the system:
freebsd-update fetch freebsd-update install